Thursday, February 23, 2006

Most Abortions Banned in South Dakota

That's right folks, for the first time in 14 years Roe vs Wade is being taken on and challenged by a state. And from the looks of it, the state is getting it's way.

The measure, which passed the state Senate 23 to 12, makes it a felony for doctors to perform any abortion, except to save the life of a pregnant woman. The proposal still must be signed by Gov. Mike Rounds (R), who opposes abortion.


Apparently there are no provisions made in the bill for cases of rape and incest which is causing an uproar. The question I would love to have answered is, had the provision been provided, would the cases of claimed rape/ incest increase? If the provision had been allowed all a woman would have to do is say she got jumped in an alley. There's no real way to prove she didn't and thus the abortion would be allowed even if she was lying. I suspect this is one of the reasons no such exception was made.

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